So many people on the Power BI team at Microsoft have been working day and night for the last two years making the Power BI platform and its constantly-evolving feature set more competitive against Tableau, the industry leader. Those of us outside of Microsoft in the Power BI community can also help to make Power BI more competitive against Tableau by working together to increase the amount of Power BI expertise in our industry. Power BI adoption numbers are sure to increase as companies become more confident in the fact that they can find the right people with the talent and skills to design custom Power BI solutions and to manage wide-scale distribution of content published to the Power BI service. This is why Power BI certification will become increasingly important as we move into 2018.
Critical Path Training has a goal to help as many Power BI Community members as possible to prepare for and pass Microsoft certification exam 70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI. At the Microsoft Data Insights Summit (MDIS) in Seattle last June, we debuted a 20-question Power BI Pop Quiz and we were quite surprised at just how many people took the quiz. We think it is because these Power BI enthusiasts wanted to prove to themselves and to their peers how much they have learned about Power BI. We have made the quiz from MDIS available for anyone to take online on the Critical Path Training website under the name Power BI Certification Level 1. Yesterday, we also posted a video answer key for the level 1 exam on youtube which walks through the level 1 exam questions and explains all the answers.
Today is an exciting day because we have just launched the Practice Exam for Power Certification Level 2. This new exam is quite a bit harder and more in-depth than the level 1 exam. We’re trying to find out who really knows about the Power BI platform in depth. The new level 2 exam covers new Power BI features that were released up through the end of October 2017. We have tried our best to make the level 2 exam very comprehensive and we feel that if you score well on this practice exam, it is clear evidence that you have invested your time to build an impressive amount of expertise with the Power BI platform.
We would certainly love to see many of you take the level 2 practice exam and score well to get your name up on the leaderboard. Critical Path Training is also running our Shirtifcation promotion where we will be rewarding top scores by sending them one of our popular Who’s Your Data t-shirts. Sometime before the end of the year, Critical Path Training will host another public webinar to walk through the questions on the level 2 exam and to explain all the answers. And for now, let’s all work together and help as many Power BI community members to get certified as possible.
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